Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Samara Joy

Saturday 7:30 PM

June 8, 2024


Saturday, June 8, 2024 7:30 PM


Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

2024 GRAMMY® Award Winner: Best New Artist; Best Jazz Vocal Album
“Every so often a new vocalist blows everyone on the jazz scene away with their distinctive style, charm, and dexterity. Samara Joy is that new voice that’s giving new purpose to the music.”

At the age of just 23, this extraordinary young singer nabbed two 2023 GRAMMY Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Album and the auspicious Best New Artist award. Older jazz fans love her for her faithfulness to the classics, causing critics to proclaim her “a reincarnation of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald in the same body” (London Jazz News). And a whole generation of new, younger fans have fallen in love with her sound—and the art form. Discover a “silky-voiced rising star” (The New York Times) who makes jazz “live and breathe anew” (Observer)!

This program is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.
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